Category Archives: Attempts at writing

The Passenger

This story was entered for the Frome Festival Short Story Competition but failed to make the long list: Reaching for his phone, he switched off the alarm. It surely could not be seven already. A friend’s birthday the previous day … Continue reading

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Online escape

Having entered a succession of short story competitions over the past decade and, this year, having submitted entries for festivals as far apart as Yeovil and Edinburgh, a runners-up prize was won in the Worcs LitFest flash fiction competition. The … Continue reading

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Visa-free vengeance

This story was an unsuccessful flash fiction competition entry. I always enjoyed tales of those who had been victims of bullying enjoying the last laugh: Fool that he was; he had left his credit card behind. Having only cash, he … Continue reading

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Searching for Bovril

The following piece of  300 word “flash fiction” was inspired by actual experiences. Only after three circuits of the supermarket did he feel he must ask. “Bovril? Can’t you find it? You mustn’t be looking in the right place.” “Well, … Continue reading

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